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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Visitors and nights

In the 5 years up to 2017/18, there were an average of 3,248,609 domestic daytrip visitors to the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, representing 8.3% of the daytrip visitors to Queensland.

Tourism is an important part of the economy. Tourism Research Australia (TRA) run annual visitor surveys to measure the size and composition of the tourism market in each area, and this data is presented here. Tourism may include overseas visitors in the country for a holiday, business or education, Australian visitors staying overnight, or local day trippers visiting the area. These different types of tourists will utilize different services within the economy, so understanding the different tourism markets is important for Local Government and businesses.

Tourism Research Australia – Survey data

Domestic daytrip visitors
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - 2010/11 to 2017/18RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionQueenslandRDA Darling Downs and South West Region as a % of Queensland
YearVisitors% change from previous yearVisitors% change from previous yearVisitors
5 year average3,248,609--39,079,682--8.3
2017/183,477,515+9.141,637,802+7.78.4
2016/173,187,241-1.138,647,499-4.18.3
2015/163,223,665-6.940,313,814+6.58.0
2014/153,461,763+19.737,854,586+2.69.1
2013/142,892,860-21.836,882,836-4.07.8
2012/133,699,959+21.438,428,300+3.49.6
2011/123,047,910+1.637,175,080+7.28.2
2010/113,000,972--34,686,802--8.7

Source: Tourism Research Australia , Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.

Note: "--" represents unavailable data or data that has been suppressed due to a sample size of 40 or less. Suppressed figures are still used in the 5 year average calculations.

Domestic daytrip visitors
Domestic daytrip visitors 2017/18, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,477,515 people 2016/17, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,187,241 people 2015/16, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,223,665 people 2014/15, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,461,763 people 2013/14, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2,892,860 people 2012/13, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,699,959 people 2011/12, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,047,910 people 2010/11, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3,000,972 people
Source: Tourism Research Australia, Unpublished data from the National Visitor Survey 2017/18.
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